Yahoo – It’s not every game that an NHL coach has a creepy carbon copy of himself leering from behind the glass at the bench. “I didn’t see him,” MacLean said, chuckling. “Apparently there’s quite a resemblance. I hope he gets as much help [around town] as I do.” Who was this man? Inquiring minds wanted to know, at least before he murdered Paul MacLean and took his place behind the Ottawa bench. Luckily, Ian Mendes of Sportsnet got to the bottom of the MacLone Saga.
Turns out this was just a fan named Mike Watson with a ridiculously striking resemblance to Paul MacLean. From Sportsnet and Ian Mendes: After introducing myself, I asked Watson, “Do you realize that you’ve broken Twitter tonight?” “I don’t own a cell phone. But these guys were telling me it’s all over the place,” Watson replied. His co-workers sitting next to him informed him that he was suddenly a social media darling. So I immediately asked the question that was on everyone’s mind: Was this some sort of publicity stunt? Surely, Watson must have intentionally chosen to sit directly behind the Senators home bench. Either that, or he was a blood relative of the head coach — which is why he was able to land such prime seats for the home opener. “These are actually just my company’s seats,” he responded. “I haven’t been to a game here in two years. They usually give the tickets to clients, but I was able to go tonight.”
This was viral today and rightfully so. Let me just say this. I don’t care how many times this guy says he didn’t do this as a publicity stunt I know he did it as a publicity stunt. That’s all I want to say. The rest of the internet is stupid. I ain’t.